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Oil industry workers split between Trump and Clinton
Piepkorn renewing his attacks on refugee settlement earning rebuke from Strand
Police Blotter: Minnesota man arrested for simple assault
Decker sentenced to prison time in continuous sexual abuse of a child case
DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion, college examines emergency protocol
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Dickinson State cross country shows well at Mt. Marty Invite
Hype building for No. 17 UND football vs. Weber State on Saturday
One year after Saunders' death, heartbroken players give him credit for bringing emerging elite team together
World Series Cinderellas deserve to be in Fall Classic
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Martin R. Harnisch
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
April 22, 2015
US Chamber of Commerce predicts federal coal regulations will go down
BISMARCK — Once proposed federal regulations that would place caps on carbon dioxide emissions are in place, the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules will likely be defeated in court, said a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official Wednesday in Bismarck. Dan Byers, senior director...
April 22, 2015 - 9:20pm
April 6, 2015
Study to analyze impacts of reduced CO2 emissions
BISMARCK - Federal officials will finalize regulations on coal power plants' carbon dioxide emissions in a few months. In North Dakota, state...
April 6, 2015 - 7:21pm
March 21, 2015
Heitkamp: Ex-Im Bank bill backing coal plants has strong chance of passing
WASHINGTON — A Democratic supporter of a Senate bill to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank and overturn limits on bank financing of coal-fired power plants overseas defended the legislation on Saturday after the White House said it wanted to keep coal plant restrictions. Sen. Heidi...
March 21, 2015 - 8:48pm
February 25, 2015
Heitkamp to push for clean coal legislation
WILLISTON — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., will re-introduce legislation on Thursday designed to encourage the development of clean coal technologies that could keep the fuel a key source of American power generation. The bill, which is likely to be popular in the Republican-controlled...
February 25, 2015 - 10:15pm
February 23, 2015
On the move: Mining giant to be moved by coal company with rare trailering method
CENTER — More than 700 tires rolling in unison will help carry a 9.5 million-pound piece of equipment to a central North Dakota coal mine’s...
February 23, 2015 - 4:40pm
February 17, 2015
EPA chief hints at softening carbon rule timeline
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that it may ease an interim deadline for states to meet tougher carbon emission standards after regulators and electric utilities complained a lack of time may destabilize electricity supplies. EPA Administrator Gina...
February 17, 2015 - 10:51pm
February 10, 2015
Billings coal-fired power plant to close
BILLINGS, Mont. -- PPL Montana will close its J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings for good sometime in August, the company reported Tuesday. As recently as two weeks ago, PPL said it planned to mothball Corette on April 15 because the 47-year-old plant doesn't meet...
February 10, 2015 - 10:21pm
EPA accepts North Dakota's regional haze plan
WASHINGTON — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted North Dakota’s initial plan to address regional haze. Heitkamp has pressed on the EPA in to allow North Dakota to implement its own rules to reduce haze from power plants...
February 10, 2015 - 9:57pm
December 19, 2014
Coal industry pleased with coal ash label
BISMARCK — As environmentalists decried the decision, North Dakota’s lignite coal industry welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision Friday to classify coal ash as non-hazardous waste. A hazardous waste designation would have cost each of the state’s eight...
December 19, 2014 - 9:45pm
December 4, 2014
Fire knocks out operations at Beulah power plant
BEULAH — No one was hurt at Coyote Station near Beulah after a major mechanical failure caused a fire at the power plant Thursday morning. According to a statement by Otter Tail Power Company, one of the power plant’s turbine-driven boiler pumps had a major mechanical failure...
December 4, 2014 - 9:55pm
November 25, 2014
Regulators blast proposed EPA rule for coal plants
BISMARCK — A proposed rule aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants threatens to raise electric rates for North Dakota consumers, circumvent state authority and destabilize the nation’s power grid, state utility regulators told the U.S. Environmental...
November 25, 2014 - 9:07pm
October 22, 2014
N.D. regulators approve permit for state’s first new coal mine since 1970s
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for the state’s first new coal mine since the late 1970s. The Coyote Creek Mine will cover more than 8,091 acres – about 12.6 square miles – roughly 10 miles southwest of Beulah in Mercer County. Coyote...
October 22, 2014 - 1:36pm
September 10, 2014
Coal plants face challenges adapting to EPA rules: 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions required by 2030
FARGO — North Dakota faces the prospect of having to significantly expand its electricity generation at the same time the nation’s utilities are grappling with looming regulations to restrict coal-fired sources. Utility representatives and regulators Wednesday expressed concerns...
September 10, 2014 - 10:39pm
August 30, 2014
As rail jam persists, U.S. power plants rush to roads, rivers
U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks. The shift in how coal is being delivered to some power plants from mining...
August 30, 2014 - 8:04pm
July 16, 2014
Minnesota Power to pay millions to settle Clean Air Act dispute
DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million civil penalty and spend another $4.2 million on conservation and clean energy projects under a settlement agreement with state and federal regulators announced Wednesday. The Duluth-based utility also will spend another $500...
July 16, 2014 - 9:21pm